Saving soil phosphorus for efficient crop production

Picture copyright FORMISANO, INRA
Picture copyright FORMISANO, INRA

Inorganic phosphorus (P) is a non-renewable and strategic resource for plant growth in agriculture. Most soil P is not used efficiently by plants because we do not fully understand the mechanisms of P availability and P uptake by roots. Agronomists Recena et al. uncover the role of soil organic P and root activity for P fertilisation.

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